How to Use Indigo Renderer for Free with SketchUp 8
Indigo Renderer is a powerful and realistic rendering software that can create stunning images from your SketchUp models. It supports photorealistic materials, scattering, light layers, section planes, and more. In this article, we will show you how to use Indigo Renderer for free with SketchUp 8.
Step 1: Download and install Indigo Renderer
First, you need to download and install Indigo Renderer or Indigo RT for your system. You can choose between the full version or the trial version, which has some limitations but is still usable. You can download Indigo Renderer from here: http://indigorenderer.com/download-indigo-renderer. Install Indigo to the default location on your system.
Step 2: Download and install Indigo for SketchUp (SkIndigo)
Next, you need to download and install the SkIndigo extension for SketchUp. This extension allows you to export your SketchUp scenes to Indigo and render them with ease. You can download SkIndigo from here: http://indigorenderer.com/sketchup. If you are using Windows, the Indigo installer comes bundled with the latest version of SkIndigo, and you can install it from there. If you are using Mac OS X, you need to download the RBZ file and install it manually. You can find instructions on how to do that here: https://www.indigorenderer.com/documentation/manual/indigo-sketchup/installing-sketchup-rbz-file.
Step 3: Restart SketchUp and check your installation
After installing both Indigo and SkIndigo, you need to restart SketchUp for the changes to take effect. You should see a new menu item called \"SkIndigo\" under the Plugins menu. You should also see a new toolbar with SkIndigo icons. If you don't see them, you can enable them by right-clicking on the toolbar area and ticking SkIndigo from the context menu.
Step 4: Export and render your scene
Now you are ready to use SkIndigo to export and render your scene. To do that, simply open your SketchUp model and select Plugins > SkIndigo > Render Scene. This will export your scene to an Indigo Scene File (IGS) and launch Indigo to start rendering. You can adjust the render settings, camera settings, materials, lighting, and other options in Indigo as you wish. You can also save your render as an image file or a video file.
In this article, we have shown you how to use Indigo Renderer for free with SketchUp 8. Indigo Renderer is a powerful and realistic rendering software that can create stunning images from your SketchUp models. It supports photorealistic materials, scattering, light layers, section planes, and more. We hope you found this article helpful and enjoy using Indigo Renderer with SketchUp. 248dff8e21